Patty Jenkins sure is hitting everything out of the park these days. After her work on Wonder Woman 1984, she’s just announced that she’ll be moving on to Disney to work on a galaxy far far away.
Here’s Jenkins’ announcement for Star Wars’ return to theaters—Rogue Squadron:
— Patty Jenkins (@PattyJenks) December 10, 2020
It looks like Jenkins has some personal stake in the film as she admits that she’s always wanted to make a movie about a fighter pilot, seeing that her father was one. It’s going to be exciting how she’s going to tell this story—especially since it’s set in the world of Star Wars.
While the Rogue Squadron books already tell a story of their own, it’s going to be fascinating to see how it will be brought into the canon. We don’t know if Jenkins will actually take inspiration from the books, but I guess it wouldn’t hurt to check out existing material already.
By the looks of it, the series will be going back to the timeline of the original trilogy during the Galactic Civil War. While I’m fine coming back to the time of the Rebels and the Imperials, I would love for Star Wars to add some more expansions to the Sequel Trilogy. I mean, there’s just so much more ground to cover, and characters like Poe, Finn, Rose, and Rey still have more stories to tell.
Jenkins’ Rogue Squadron will be Star Wars return to the box office, and the movie is set to come out Dec. 22, 2023. You can catch Jenkins’ Wonder Woman 1984 in theaters and HBO Max on Dec. 25.